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Gladiators open camp today with 21 players

The Gwinnett Gladiators released their completed training camp roster on Thursday and the team begins practice today at the Ice Forum in Duluth.

The Gladiators open camp with seven defensemen, 11 forwards and three goaltenders. Twelve of the 21 players also attended training camp in the American Hockey League.

Returning players from last season include captain Cam Brown and assistant captain Rick Emmett.

In addition, forward Chris Durno is here after going to camp with AHL Peoria and Jeff Campbell returns from AHL camp with Manitoba.

Under contract to the Atlanta Thrashers, forward Brad Schell and defenseman Lane Manson were assigned to the Gladiators from AHL affiliate Chicago.

Gwinnett's camp runs through Oct. 20 and the Gladiators open the season Oct. 21 against Charlotte at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Also on Thursday, the ECHL announced Texas voluntary suspension for 2005-06 season was approved after Hurricane Rita devastated the region last month.

The Wildcatters reported to the board of governors that the Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas, will not be available due to continuing recovery efforts.

The ECHL will release a revised playing schedule for 2005-06 today.

Gladiators training camp roster

Defensemen Height Weight Last team

Awe, John 6-4 220 Northeastern

Eberly, Dan 6-0 190 Toledo

Emmett, Rick 5-10 195 Gwinnett

Fraser, Brad 6-2 210 Gwinnett

Manson, Lane 6-8 265 Gwinnett

Reid, Ryan 6-0 210 Atlantic City

York, Matt 6-0 190 Ferris State

Forwards Height Weight Last team

Bennett, Josh 6-0 205 St. Hyacinthe Cousin

Brown, Cam 6-1 210 Gwinnett

Campbell, Jeff 5-10 180 Gwinnett

Durno, Chris 6-4 215 Gwinnett

Fultz, Ryan 6-0 210 Texas

Jensen, Johan 6-1 195 GMHL

Kelman, Scott 6-3 220 San Antonio

Mifsud, Scott 5-9 180 Vermont

Nesbitt, Derek 5-11 185 Ferris State

Pelletier, Pascal 5-10 205 Gwinnett

Schell, Brad 6-0 180 Gwinnett

Goaltenders Height Weight Last team

Fields, Sean 6-0 200 Gwinnett

Ryser, Curtis 5-11 180 GMHL

Tarkki, Tuomas 6-4 210 Northern Michigan

- From staff reports